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August 13, 2010 3:05:31 AM

My question is which power supply should i get? right now its between a highly rated kingwin psu 1000w gold certified sli/crossfire ready. OR a coursair 850w gold certified, ( i dont know if its sli/CF ready i assume so?)

So which is the better psu? very simiar prices

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 13, 2010 3:13:39 AM

Corsair AX series beats out just about everything, i would take the AX850 over any kingwin.

What system are you going to be powering with it? You could save quite a bit and drop down to an 80+ silver 850W unit that will give you almost as good performance as the AX850 for quite $55 less before $20 MIR. The XFX 850W unit is Seasonic built and had a very good review over at jonnyguru. It will provide just as much power as the AX850 too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 13, 2010 3:15:53 AM

same here, but i read some reviews on that specific Kingwin series and it shows good things... maybe your right though, and are you saying by "overkill" that i would overpower my system?

i will have a bigbang fuzion MOBO
a geforce 460gtx(two of them)
probably 6 gigs of dominator ram.
a Western digital 1TB harddrive
at least 2 dvd/blu ray Drives
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August 13, 2010 3:18:18 AM

Overkill in the case of power supplies is just buying way more than you need when you could get away with a unit that cost half as much. You could get by with a good 650W unit on that system, an 850W unit gives you the option to throw in a third GTX 460 if your motherboard supports it.
August 13, 2010 6:04:06 AM

Corsair is better, but I love Kingwin, personally. Their cheap 120mm fans are great, quiet and very high airflow. I've also got one of their 550w in my sister's rig. Its worked well for the year and a half its been in there.
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August 13, 2010 6:37:15 AM

Both are high quality PSUs. The model from Corsair is the very new high performance 850W PSU from Seasonic. I expect great things from this PSU, but unfortunately nobody has tested it yet so there isn't any qualified review.
Concerning the Kingwin model, It's an excellent unit from SuperFlower. You can find some qualified reviews about this unit in the "PSU Database Review" (see my signature). Oklahomawolf (jonnyGuru), Paul Johnson ([H]ardOCP) and Lee Garbutt (PC perspective) have tested this unit and it has shown very good results. The only weak point is the ripple in the minor rails which it should be a bit lower in such a high quality PSU.
You can't go wrong with any of these two PSUs. Anyway, I personally would wait for a while for any AX850 review appears. Then you could take a more accurate decision.
August 13, 2010 8:21:14 AM

Henry Chinaski said:
Both are high quality PSUs. The model from Corsair is the very new high performance 850W PSU from Seasonic. I expect great things from this PSU, but unfortunately nobody has tested it yet so there isn't any qualified review.
Concerning the Kingwin model, It's an excellent unit from SuperFlower. You can find some qualified reviews about this unit in the "PSU Database Review" (see my signature). Oklahomawolf (jonnyGuru), Paul Johnson ([H]ardOCP) and Lee Garbutt (PC perspective) have tested this unit and it has shown very good results. The only weak point is the ripple in the minor rails which it should be a bit lower in such a high quality PSU.
You can't go wrong with any of these two PSUs. Anyway, I personally would wait for a while for any AX850 review appears. Then you could take a more accurate decision.



Thank you this is just the response i needed to hear. ill take your advice and wait for a review on the corsair to surface. :) 
August 13, 2010 11:21:18 AM

WAIT! I think you should put the XFX 750 watt Black Edition into consideration for the a cheaper price than the 750HX and same specs. It's a great PSU especially for your not exactly power requiring system.
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